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Educating Leaders

To survive and thrive in today’s competitive addiction healthcare landscape, your company needs multi-talented senior executives and management who have a firm grasp of the big picture. C4 Recovery Foundation, Inc.’s AXIS conference is designed to assist companies and programs strengthen their leadership team and explore how to integrate critical business functions in a unified strategy that drives ethical excellence and growth.  AXIS brings together individuals from diverse companies to engage in a stimulating exchange of ideas. You and your peers will leave this intensive learning experience with new perspectives on the changing behavioral healthcare environment, leadership, business operations, and your role in shaping corporate and industry direction in the addiction field.

AXIS examines how to design and implement forward-looking strategies that:

  • Develop and sustain competitive advantage by applying state-of-the-art management practices to the delivery of care
  • Adopt and implement innovations to achieve organizational excellence and improve clinical/financial outcomes and operational efficiencies
  • Build and sustain competitive advantages through outcomes-informed treatment and recovery services
  • Collaborate effectively with fellow executives
  • Proactively address the challenges, risks and opportunities presented by a changing competitive environment
  • Contribute to your company’s growth at a more strategic level
  • Capitalize on market opportunities
  • Build strong teams

AXIS prepares executives for new levels of leadership in their careers and within their organizations.  C4 invites you to take your next step here.

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Who is Right for AXIS?

This addiction and behavioral conference is designed for addiction executives and management from diverse organizations and functions. AXIS builds a common framework that will help improve cross-functional communication, capitalize on experience and expertise and emerge with the best possible strategies for addressing your challenges, both internal to your organization and in response to external influences that broadly affect the entire field.  The result will be a more nimble organization—one that blends outcomes & assessment‐informed treatment strategies, innovation, and evolutionary change.  This enables your company to embrace transition, seize market opportunities, respond to the changing marketplace, and advance its strategy with greater agility.

The program is a must for both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

The Program

AXIS delves into the challenges of organizational and industry change by addressing issues such as innovation, organizational structure, leadership, and risk management. Through lectures, small group discussions and problem-solving sessions, you’ll develop practical approaches in a collaborative learning environment that will explore how to deliver superior service and value and achieve organizational excellence.

Morning general sessions are followed by in-depth working academies that draw on the diverse research, teaching, and consulting expertise of program faculty, as well as the firsthand experience of practicing managers in dozens of companies nationwide. Wednesday morning provide an opportunity for participants to collaborate with our experts about specific organizational or individual issues.

The Benefits

AXIS is a significant investment for both you and your organization. Going far beyond the basic discussion of skills and theories, the program provides a unique personal-case working group experience that focuses you and your organization on specific program, legal, and policy issues.

These lessons and exercises will not only give you a fresh perspective on the industry, but are intended to provide strategic frameworks that can be implemented successfully within your company.

As a participant, you will gain the skills and techniques needed to implement new processes, organizational designs, and leadership strategies within your own organization.  You will be better equipped to improve communication across the organization, anticipate and manage change, and realize your company’s vision.

Investment in the Future

You return to your organization with enhanced leadership skills needed to drive fundamental change within your organization – ready to overcome barriers and improve the delivery of services and overall performance of your organization.

In short, this program is designed to maximize the impact you make when you get back to work as well as increasing your marketability in the addiction treatment and recovery services marketplace.

  • AXIS is a conference signed by and for industry clinicians and executives. The emphasis is on substance, not flash. True collaboration and learning make it a special conference.


  • AXIS is the best conference for the latest trends in behavioral health and learning what industry leaders are doing to position their organizations for the future.


  • Great executive track most worthwhile for CEO's.


  • The AXIS Conference has improved year after year. Content is critical and meaningful to current issues. The time allowed for networking and peer collaboration is most beneficial.


  • This is a unique conference experience. There is something for every level of program leadership. To describe the AXIS experience would be a disservice; you need to attend and participate to truly appreciated the AXIS experience and value.